Kayne’s talking about Taylor… again.
“The Life of Pablo” rapper put on his first concert since releasing his latest album and discussed the 2009 VMAs where he famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech.
Claiming it was “the beginning of the end of my life,” Kanye insisted he was only saying “what everybody else was thinking” when he stormed on stage in defence of his friend, Beyoncé who lost out on Best Female Video award to Swift (although the “Single Ladies” singer still took home 3 awards that evening).
Adding to his explanation of why he interrupted the 26-year-old singer, Kim Kardashian’s husband also defended his song “Famous” which sent shockwaves through social media, forcing Taylor’s brother and bestfriend Gigi Hadid to stand up for the Grammy award winning songstress. The misogynistic lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that bitch famous.” caused outraged and forced Swift to confirm that she had not been made aware of the lyrics.
Kanye continued talking about “Famous” saying that it was the song that “broke” his “writer’s block because it’s something [he] wanted to say so bad” – We don’t think Kanye should be allowed to downplay the incredible success of such a strong woman just to solve his “writer’s block”.
Shortly after the “Yeezus” rapper released “Famous”, he took to Twitter to share his side of the story. “I did not diss Taylor Swift and I’ve never dissed her…” he tweeted. “First thing is I’m an artist and as an artist I will express how I feel with no censorship. 2nd thing I asked my wife for her blessings and she was cool with it. 3rd thing I called Taylor and had a hour long convo with her about the line and she thought it was funny and gave her blessings.”
Taylor’s representatives however denied this with the following statement: “Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message,” “Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that bitch famous.'”
When addressing his recent debt, Kanye uttered: “I had to fight every day of my life, with the whole world turned against me, for saying out loud what everyone else felt. But that’s the job of an artist, of a true artist: not to be controlled by their finances, not to be controlled by perceptions, but only to be controlled by their truth.”
Maybe Kanye should focus on solving his money issues and leave Taylor alone?
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